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  • 1. VMware View 4 Built for Desktops
  • 2. VMware View 4 Built for Desktops Table of Contents Transform Desktop Management and Provide the Best User Experience . . . . 3 How does VMware View Work? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 What are the Benefits of VMware View? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 What’s Included in VMware View 4? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Platform . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 User Experience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 How is VMware View Used in the Enterprise? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Key Features and Capabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Purchasing VMware View 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Find Out More . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 What is New in VMware View 4? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 BROCHURE / 2
  • 3. VMware View 4 Built for Desktops Transform Desktop Management and Provide the Best User Experience User Experience Virtual Desktop OS, Data, Apps VMware View™ 4 is the leading desktop virtualization solution built for delivering desktops as a managed service—from the OS, Provisioning platform to the protocol. This solution lets enterprise IT manage Thick Client & Update operating systems, applications and user persona independently of each other. VMware View 4 simplifies desktop management, User Data & reduces desktop operational costs and increases control for Desktop Desktop VM Personalization IT while providing end users with flexible access, creating a • Disaster Recovery superior desktop experience for end users—over any network. • Security Application Laptop • Availability & Backup Virtualization How does VMware View Work? Today’s desktop environment links together desktop VMware View encapsulates the OS, applications and user data into isolated layers for better desktop management and dynamically assembles desktops on demand components—hardware, operating system, applications, user to provide users with a personalized view of their individual desktop . profile and data—in ways that are difficult to support and maintain. As a result, a problem at one layer often causes a chain reaction that can destroy the entire desktop, and make recovery of locally stored user data and settings very difficult and costly • Better security for IT organizations. Since all data is maintained within the corporate firewall, VMware View uses virtualization to break the bonds between VMware View minimizes risk and data loss. Built-in SSL the desktop and associated OS, applications and hardware, and encryption provides secure tunneling to virtual desktops dynamically assembles and delivers desktops and applications from unmanaged devices. to users with a personalized view of their individual desktops. By • Increased end-user satisfaction encapsulating the desktop OS, applications and user data into VMware View PCoIP display protocol provides a superior isolated layers, VMware View enables IT staff to change, update end-user experience over any network. Adaptive technology and deploy each component independently for greater business ensures an optimized virtual desktop delivery on both the LAN agility and improved response time. The result is a more flexible and the WAN. Address the broadest list of use cases and access model that improves security, lowers operating costs and deployment options with a single protocol. Access personalized simplifies desktop administration and management. virtual desktops complete with applications and end-user data and settings anywhere and anytime with VMware View. What are the Benefits of VMware View? • Improved business agility and user flexibility • Streamlined management and control VMware View Manager accommodates changing business VMware View Manager lets you manage all desktops needs, such as adding new desktop users or groups of users, centrally in the datacenter and provision desktops instantly while providing a consistent experience to every user from to new users, departments or offices. Create instant clones any network point. from a central image, and create dynamic pools of desktops • Reliable business continuity and disaster recovery for quick provisioning and rapid updating. VMware View is built on industry-leading VMware vSphere™ • Lower costs 4 and can automate desktop backup and recovery of a VMware View reduces overall costs of desktop computing business process in the datacenter. by up to 50 percent by centralizing management, • Reduced carbon footprint and energy costs administration and resources and removing IT infrastructure When used in conjunction with thin client devices, which from remote offices. typically use 1/10th the power of a traditional PC, VMware View helps reduce energy costs and reduce the carbon footprint by up to 80 percent. BROCHURE / 3
  • 4. VMware View 4 Built for Desktops What’s Included in VMware View 4? desktops through VMware View Manager, and upgrading and patching are done centrally from a single console so you can With the expanded VMware View 4 solution, companies can efficiently manage 100s or even 1,000s of desktops from a apply powerful tools traditionally reserved for mission-critical single image—saving time and resources. Data, information and datacenter applications to desktop environments. intellectual property remain in the datacenter and never have to leave—except with your permissions and security policies intact. VMware View Composer A component of the VMware View solution, VMware View VMware View 4 Composer uses VMware Linked Clone technology to rapidly create desktop images that share virtual disks with a master User Experience image to conserve disk space and streamline management. High Performance Virtual Desktop Experience User data and settings are segmented from the desktop image, so they can be administered independently. As a result of this Linked Clone model, all desktops that are linked to a parent Management image can be patched or updated through VMware View Securely Deliver Virtual Desktops as a Managed Service Manager simply by updating the parent image, without affecting users’ settings, data or applications. This leads to a dramatic Platform reduction in storage needs and costs while simplifying desktop management. Standardize on a Single Platform from the Desktop to the Datacenter ThinApp 4 VMware ThinApp™ application virtualization software is an VMware View 4 Building Blocks agentless solution that decouples applications from operating systems by isolating and encapsulating them into EXE or MSI files. This technology reduces application deployment time and costs by enabling multiple versions of applications to run on a single OS without conflict, or the same version of an application Platform to run on multiple operating systems without modification. VMware vSphere 4 for Desktops ThinApp simplifies upgrading and patching applications and VMware vSphere serves as the platform for VMware View 4, reduces storage needs for virtual desktops, because applications and as a result, IT organizations can extend the benefits of are hosted separately and streamed to users on-demand, with industry-leading virtualization to the desktop. Integrating all personal settings preserved. desktop infrastructure with VMware vSphere provides unified management and a host of features that improve performance, User Experience reliability and business continuity, including: VMware View with PCoIP Display Protocol • The ability to group servers that host virtual desktops together PCoIP is a high-performance display protocol—specifically for redundancy and to eliminate single point of failure. built for delivering virtual desktops over the WAN or LAN for a superior end-user experience from the task worker to the • Consolidated Backup to centralize backup for desktop designer. Play rich media content, choose any number of monitor virtual machines. configurations, including real multi-monitor, and seamlessly • Automated failover and recovery to keep desktops access locally attached peripherals such as printers, scanners or running nonstop. mass storage. • Dynamic load balancing for desktop computing resources. VMware View Printing Print from virtual desktops to local devices without compatibility Management issues, bandwidth restraints or complicated user setup. VMware View will automatically discover, connect and print from a VMware View Manager 4 virtual desktop to any local or networked printer that’s VMware View Manager 4, a key component of VMware View, defined on the client device. Universal print drivers eliminate is an enterprise-class desktop management solution, which compatibility issues. Virtual Printing includes compression to streamlines the management, provisioning and deployment deliver high-quality printing with enhanced performance, even of virtual desktops. Users securely and easily access virtual over suboptimal network connections. BROCHURE / 4
  • 5. VMware View 4 Built for Desktops VMware View Display VMware View Direct Optimize delivery of graphics to a variety of monitor Give users access to devices attached to local client. This configurations, ranging from a single display to multiple display includes devices such as USB mice, scanners, printers and options. With support for up to four monitors, VMware View storage devices. Seamless mapping to client-attached Display delivers multi-monitor by sending the appropriate “slice” peripherals minimizes training of end users in a VMware View of the display output to each monitor. In addition, VMware View environment while minimizing impact to IT. provides enables one or more of the monitors in a dual monitor (Experimental) Offline Desktop configuration to be pivoted. Offline Desktop for experimental use allows complete virtual VMware View Multimedia desktops to be moved between the datacenter and physical Ensure the best user experience of rich audio and video. desktop devices with security policies intact. Changes are Multimedia streams are rendered at the client leveraging local intelligently synchronized between the datacenter and physical resources and delivering the best possible user experience for desktop devices. Offline Desktop allows users to run virtual rich audio and video content. With multimedia content being desktops offline or simply take advantage of local resources for rendered at the client, dependencies on the server hosting the the best virtual desktop user experience available. virtual desktop are reduced, allowing for better performance and scalability of the server infrastructure. VMware View provides access to virtual desktops and applications running in a central secure datacenter and accessible from a wide variety of devices . VMware View Composer streamlines image management while reducing storage needs through the use of VMware Linked Clone technology . Figure 1: Virtualization BROCHURE / 5
  • 6. VMware View 4 Built for Desktops How is VMware View Used in the Enterprise? Key Features and Capabilities Desktops as a Secure Managed Service Simplified Desktop Management With VMware View 4, it’s easy to deliver cost-effective virtual Desktop and application virtualization breaks the bonds desktops and applications securely from the datacenter or between software, hardware and operating systems, eliminating other centralized location to internal employees, call centers, the need to actually install or manage desktop environments government agencies, healthcare providers, educational facilities on end user devices. From a central location you can deliver, or offshore facilities. VMware View with PCoIP provides a manage and update all of your Windows desktops and superior total desktop experience to all users across any type applications in minutes. VMware View makes the testing, of network, no matter where users are located. Confidential provisioning and support of applications and desktops much data and information is removed from the end-point device, easier and less costly. and access is tightly controlled and managed. Strong network Automated Desktop Provisioning encryption protects data in transit, and integration with RSA Through View Manager 4, VMware View provides a single SecurID enables two-factor authentication. These features can management tool to provision new desktops or groups of help reduce the risk of data leakage or malicious code intrusion desktops, and an easy interface for setting desktop policies. and simplify regulatory compliance. Using a template, you can customize virtual pools of desktops Desktop Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery and easily set policies, such as how many virtual machines VMware View extends the reliability, automated backup, can be in a pool, or logoff parameters. This feature enables data protection and disaster recovery abilities traditionally greater IT efficiency by automating and centralizing desktop reserved for server applications to the desktop. Bring the provisioning activities. power of VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus to your desktops Advanced Virtual Desktop Image Management and standardize on a single platform to manage your desktops Based on the mature Linked Clone technology, View Composer through the datacenter to the cloud. enables the rapid creation of desktop images from a master Remote or Branch Offices and Secure Remote Access image. Whatever updates are implemented on the parent image Deliver high-performance virtual desktops from centralized can be pushed out to any number of virtual desktops in minutes, datacenters or centralized servers onsite, to remote or branch greatly simplifying deployment and patches and reducing costs. offices such as retail stores, bank branches and physician’s The process does not affect user settings, data or applications, offices, and even offshore facilities. No need to staff remote so the user remains productive on a working desktop, even while locations with IT resources, since desktop management and the changes are being applied. provisioning are done centrally, and users the benefit of a high- Superior End User Experience performance, personalized desktop environment, even over a Address the broadest range of use cases and deployment high-latency, low-bandwidth connection. options with VMware View’s new PCoIP protocol technology, Windows 7 Migration and deliver a high-performance desktop, even over high latency Eliminate many of the problems typically encountered during and low bandwidth connections. PCoIP’s adaptive technology OS migrations, such as high costs, application compatibility with is optimized for the delivery of virtual desktops to users on the the new OS and lack of hardware support. Minimize the cost LAN or over the WAN. VMware View gives users access to their and disruption of migrating users and applications to Microsoft virtual desktops over a wide variety of virtual desktop devices, Window 7 desktops. Extend the life of existing desktop hardware without any performance degradation, anytime. They can also to access virtual Windows PC desktops, reduce application play rich media content, choose from any number of monitor conflicts and costly application porting and regression testing configurations and seamlessly access locally attached peripheral by delivering Microsoft Windows 7 as a virtual desktop with devices such as printers, scanners and mass storage. VMware View 4. Security VMware View offers strong network security to protect sensitive corporate data. SSL tunneling ensures all connections are completely encrypted. Additionally, VMware View Manager fully supports RSA SecurID® and provides the added security of two- factor authentication for tightened access control. BROCHURE / 6
  • 7. VMware View 4 Built for Desktops Availability and Scalability Purchasing VMware View 4 VMware View delivers high availability, with no single point of failure. VMware High Availability (HA) ensures automatic failover VMware View 4 is available in the following editions: and provides pervasive, cost-effective protection within your virtualized desktop environment, without the cost or complexity VMware VMwa r e of traditional clustering solutions. Additionally, advanced View View Pre Mier ent e rP r i s e clustering capabilities on the physical and virtual layers provide enterprise-class scalability. VMware vSphere √ √ Streamlined Application Management 4 for Desktops VMware ThinApp application virtualization separates applications from underlying operating systems for increased VMware vCenter √ √ compatibility and streamlined application management. Server 4 for Applications packaged with ThinApp can be run on servers in Desktops the datacenter and accessible through a shortcut on the virtual desktop, reducing the size of the desktop image and subsequent VMware View √ √ storage needs. Since ThinApp isolates and virtualizes Manager 4 applications, multiple applications or multiple versions of the same applications run on users’ virtual desktops without VMware View √ conflict. Applications are managed and deployed centrally, Composer ensuring that all users desktops are up-to-date with the latest application versions. VMware √ ThinApp 4 (Experimental) Offline Desktop Offline Desktop, an experimental feature in VMware View Offline Desktop* √ 4, increases productivity by allowing you to run managed virtual desktops locally or in the datacenter through the same * Experimental Use PCoIP included in all packages administration framework. Simply download a virtual desktop onto your local client device. All existing security policies for that virtual desktop continue to be applied and enforced. Find Out More Later, you can check the desktop back into the datacenter for resynchronization. For a complete list of the components included in VMware vSphere edition, please consult the VMware vSphere brochure. (Experimental) Windows 7 Support Reduce costs and complexity of desktop migration by delivering For information or to purchase VMware products, call Windows 7 as a virtual desktop. 1-877-4VMWARE (outside of North America dial +1-650-427-5000), visit, or Thin Client Support search online for an authorized reseller. For detailed product VMware View supports a wide variety of thin client devices. For a specifications and systems requirements, please refer to the complete list, please refer to the Thin Client Compatibility Guide VMware View documentation. HCL: BROCHURE / 7
  • 8. VMware View 4 Built for Desktops What is New in VMware View 4? VMware View 4—Built for desktops—from the protocol to the platform. VMware View with PCoIP a high-performance display protocol— specifically built for delivering virtual desktops over the WAN or LAN for a superior end user experience from the task worker to the designer. Play rich media content choose any number of monitor configurations, including real multi-monitor, and seamlessly access locally attached peripherals such as printers, scanners or mass storage. VMware vSphere Integration, the only virtualization platform tuned and optimized for desktop workloads with the ability to power on 1,000s of desktops at once, without any performance degradation. Bring the power of the datacenter to the desktop and use a common platform to manage both servers and desktops from the datacenter to the cloud. VMware View Customer Quotes “With VMware View, I can honestly say that there are months that go by where I don’t have to think about the infrastructure because it just works.” – Chris House, Senior Network Analyst, Metro Health “Application upgrades are kind of a non-event now...[we] received zero helpdesk calls for the virtual desktops.” – Brian Cox, Director of Customer Service, Norton Healthcare “ VMware View really extends the boundaries of the university out to our students wherever they are.” – Josh Spencer, Team Lead, Desktop Development Group, Univ. of Toledo “We could provide a workstation to any client, in any seat, at any o ce in the just 8 minutes.” – Frank Sabatelli, Director of Virtual Technology Infrastructure VMware, Inc. 3401 Hillview Avenue Palo Alto CA 94304 USA Tel 877-486-9273 Fax 650-427-5001 www .vmware .com Copyright © 2009 VMware, Inc. All rights reserved. This product is protected by U.S. and international copyright and intellectual property laws. VMware products are covered by one or more patents listed at VMware is a registered trademark or trademark of VMware, Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies. Item No: VMW_09Q4_BRO_PROD_View4_EN_P8_R2